By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Slice Intelligence, is reporting that Apple Watch sales (US only) are facing a significant slowdown, as noted by MarketWatch this afternoon. Per Slice, the Apple Watch has gone from a peak of around 200,000 units a day right around launch, to under 20,000 units a day.
Obviously, this sort of data isn’t based on cold hard facts—only Apple itself would be able to provide us with 100% accurate numbers—but this kind of report does put a gloomy cloud over the Apple Watch.
Should Apple be worried? It’s simply way too early to tell right now.
But one must remember that, unlike its iPhone and iPads, the Apple Watch is a brand new product category, and Apple has been met with significant supply chain constraints. Remember, it wasn’t that long ago when you couldn’t even walk into a store and buy one.
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 4, 2015
The Apple Watch will be arriving to an additional seven countries beginning Friday, June 26, the company confirmed Thursday in a media release.
Customers in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan will be able to buy the device beginning June 26 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
In addition, the Cupertino firm has announced limited in-store availability of the wearable device. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 22, 2015
Slice Intelligence, an opt-in service that scans receipts of two million online shoppers’ inboxes, estimated Friday that Apple Watch sales have cooled off and currently stand at or below 30,000 daily units in the United States, following the launch day spike that saw an estimated 1.5 million U.S. pre-orders of the wrist-worn device.
As noted by Quartz tech editor Dan Former, that suggests that Apple Watch orders fell sharply after the first day and haven’t grown since. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 15, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t yet experienced the greatness that is 1Password, then now is a wonderful time to jump in. That’s because the well-respected password management tool has gone on sale for a limited time, and is now $34.99—30% cheaper than it normally is.
I think it’s safe to say that most of us at iDB use 1Password, and I’ve personally used it for a number of years. Yes, there are other password management tools out there, and I have experienced many of them. That said, I can unequivocally recommend 1Password as the best tool of them all.
By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2014
As many of you are aware of by now, there are tons of apps and games on sale in the App Store. It’s Christmas time, so developers know there are going to be a lot of new iOS devices activated, and people are going to have an unusual amount of free time.
Thus, a number of apps and games have been significantly discounted or made free for a limited time. These titles come from both high profile studios like 2K Games, as well as indie devs, and iDB has compiled them all into a single list for your convenience. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Dec 23, 2014
I’m totally stepping into Cody’s territory by telling you about these great deals, but I’m too excited to let him share them with you. iTunes is currently having a massive sale on music and movies with albums as low as $5.99 and movies selling below $5. There are just way too many to list them all here, so instead, I’ll share with you a link to each section as well as a few of my favorites. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 19, 2014
Joining Halfbrick and others, Square Enix has launched a holiday promotional sale for all of its iOS games. So for a limited time, you can pickup some of the studio’s biggest titles for iPhone and iPad at a significant discount.
The Square Enix library contains a number of popular console ports, including Final Fantasy 1-6, and Final Fantasy Tactics, as well as multiple Chaos Rings and Dragon Quest games. We’ve listed all of the discounted titles below. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Dec 16, 2014
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, App Santa will still bring you great deals on award winning apps by independent developers. Available now through December 26th, App Santa is offering up to 60% on many must-have applications for both iOS and Mac. It’s like Christmas before Christmas. Enjoy! Read More
By Sébastien Page on Dec 7, 2014
If you weren’t able to get a great deal on iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 during the Black Friday madness, this is your chance to get another shot at it. Best Buy is heavily discounting iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models by $50 to $100.
All iPad Air 2 models are discounted by $50. 16GB iPad mini 3 models are $50 off, 64GB are $75 off, while all 128GB models are $100. It’s arguably one of the best deals you can get on these devices.
Get over to BestBuy.com to get in on the action.
By Sébastien Page on Nov 26, 2014
Black Friday is right around the corner, but most developers aren’t waiting for the end of the week to discount their apps and games. Whether you’re looking for a productivity app or for a game to waste time between the turkey and green bean casserole, we’ve created this roundup to make it easy for you to see what’s on sale. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2014
Good news Mac owners, StackSocial is running another one of its popular “name your own price” software promotions. There are 9 apps in the bundle, and 1 instructional course, which combined normally sell for $543. But, as the headline suggests, you can literally name your own price.
What’s the catch? The deal site keeps a running average of what people are paying for the package, which is currently at $4.51. Pay below the average price, and you’ll only get 3 of the applications mentioned below, but pay equal to or above the average price, and you’ll get the entire package. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 26, 2014
Flexibits just announced that is is having a pretty big sale on Fantastical for iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as on Chatology for Mac. Discounted by up to 65%, Fantastical is an award winning calendar application that has routinely been ranked as one of the best calendar apps on iDB. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2014
Folks looking to pick up something different this holiday season for that special someone, or even themselves, may want to check out the SKEYE Nano Drone. The remote control quadcopter is small enough that it can be flown almost anywhere, and right now deal site StackSocial is offering it at a steep discount.
UPDATE: You can get this mini drone for even cheaper from Amazon.
Drones have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are guaranteed to be a hot-ticket item this holiday season. The SKEYE differs itself from the rest of the pack with its size and agility. It measures just 1.57×1.57 inches and utilizes a 6-axis flight control System, making it perfect for performing stunts. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 23, 2014
KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo issued a new report to investors today with some adjusted predictions for iPhone sales during the all-important holiday quarter. Buoyed by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the prominent Apple analyst sees the company selling 71.5 million during the 3-month period.
For some context, Apple sold 51 million iPhones during the year-ago holiday quarter. Kuo believes the iPhone 6 will be the leading cause for the dramatic jump, accounting for 41.6 million iPhone sales—nearly 60%. The 6 Plus, he says, is in a distant second due in large part to supply shortages. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 21, 2014
Amazon joined Walmart and others in launching its Black Friday sale early today. The online retailer will be discounting a number of products over the next several days in a mix of limited-time deals, pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday offerings.
Among the discounts we’re seeing on Amazon.com right now include select Beats headphones, which are being discounted by as much as $80 depending on the model, various iOS-connected wearables, and more. We’re even seeing some Apple products on sale. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 20, 2014
Joining Walmart and other retailers looking to get a head start on next week’s Black Friday festivities, Best Buy today began offering limited-time deals on a number of products. Among those products is a first generation iPad Air, and fifth-gen iPod touch, both of which have been significantly discounted.
For the next three days, Best Buy is taking between $80 and $100 off all iPad Air models—the discount depends on the model you buy. While the original Air is more than a year old now, it still features a newer hardware design and packs plenty of power. The 16GB Wi-Fi-only model is a steal at just $319. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 20, 2014
For the next 48 hours, Zagg is having a sale on its line of portable battery packs, offering 40% off the Sparq, an iPhone backup battery that I’ve actually reviewed a while ago. The Sparq comes in two different flavor. The ZAGGsparq 1220 will give you one extra charge and comes will only one USB port, while the ZAGGsparq 3100 will give you no less than two extra charges for your iPhone and comes with two USB ports allowing you to charge two devices at the same time.
Both variations have been heavily discounted by 40%, significantly reducing the price to only $23.99 for the Spar 1220 and $41.99 for the Sparq 3100. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 14, 2014
Staples’ Black Friday circular has been released, showing what deals it will be offering during the infamous holiday shopping weekend at the end of the month. Like other retailers, it plans to discount a number of Apple and Beats products in hopes to reel in customers.
Among the promotions is a 16GB Wi-Fi original iPad Air for $319, which is a savings of $40 from where it’s currently priced. There will also be a $239 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini 2, which is $30 cheaper than its current sale price. We’ve listed all of the Apple-related deals below. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 12, 2014
Following Target and Best Buy, Walmart today released its Black Friday circular, showing what deals it will be offering during the holiday shopping weekend at the end of the month. As usual, it plans to discount a number of items, including several Apple products.
Among the promotions is an original 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini for $199 with a free $30 gift card, essentially knocking the tablet’s price tag down $80. The retailer is also offering original 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Airs for $397 with a $100 gift card, pushing the price under $300. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 11, 2014
To celebrate the release of their new album called Sonic Highways, all the Foo Fighters albums are currently on sale on iTunes, with most of them starting at just $6.99. If you want to complete your Foo Fighters collection, now is the right time to do so.
An old man like me tends to believe that the earlier Foo Fighters albums are the best, but the younger crowd might disagree. At any rates, these are some albums you should definitely consider. Read More